Discover Australia – Honeymoon Bay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

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Honeymoon Bay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Discover Australia – Today’s featured photo is from Honeymoon Bay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

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  1. From your description Earl I’d say this guy was almost certainly some kind of surveillance agent. For the following reasons:

    1. the way he appeared at the hotel and then suddenly disappeared with no trace.

    2. the fact that he spoke fluent Arabic, yet claimed to be from Texas.

    3. the detailed questioning about the countries you had been to. Plus the probing about Iran – which is on the USA’s official list of naughty countries right now.

    4. and the name he used: “Dave”. It’s just so obviously fake. Kind of neutral generic, don’t you think? ~def not his real name of course. Might as well put on a plastic nose, specs and a fake moustache with a choice of name like that.

    5. the fact that you’ve encountered this kind of thing before. Plus the fact that single males travelling long term tend to appear on the radar of these paranoid state intelligence services as potentially suspicious versus if you’re travelling with your girlfriend/wife or whatever.

    I don’t know whether he was specifically part of CIA or a Middle East service, or some sort of contractor for a combination or alliance of them, but my guess is that he was definitely carrying out some kind of monitoring for one or more of them.

  2. While savings are good, I think a location-independent income is even better. That way you don’t have to wait until you have enough in your bank account to last you several months. You can just go!

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